Visible/infrared comparison of the VISTA Flame Nebula image

The image on the left shows the Flame Nebula in visible light. The central regions are hidden behind the dramatic dark tongue of thick dust. This image was created from photographs taken through red and blue filters and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. On the right is the VISTA infrared view of exactly the same region. The dust is far less prominent and the cluster of hot young stars at the object’s core is revealed. The field of view is about eighteen arcminutes across.

Crédito:

ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

Sobre a imagem

Id:eso0949h
Tipo:Observação
Data de divulgação:11 de Dezembro de 2009 às 11:30
Notícias relacionadas:eso0949
Tamanho:3012 x 1551 px

Sobre o objeto

Nome:Flame Nebula, NGC 2024
Tipo:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distância:1500 anos-luz
Categoria:Nebulae

Formatos de imagens

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Cores e filtros

BandaComprimento de ondaTelescópio
Infravermelho
J
1.25 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Óptico
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infravermelho
H
1.65 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Infravermelho
Ks
2.15 μmVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VIRCAM
Óptico
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

Notas: The left image was taken during the Digital Sky Survey, the right is an image from VISTA.